Author Archive: Scott Booker

The Kiwanis Family

Kiwanis created its family of sponsored leadership clubs to help people of all ages develop the heart to serve, answer the call to lead and accept the courage to engage. By working together, we can become an force for good in the world for children and communities.

Kiwanians around the globe have one common goal: To serve the children of the world. Kiwanis advocates this vision every day by providing opportunities to serve for every member of a community through Service Leadership Programs. Through these opportunities, youth and young adults around the world become competent, capable and compassionate leaders.

For more information on the Kiwanis Family, just click the link below:

https://www.kiwaniskids.org/en/KKids/Engage/The_Kiwanis_family.aspx

Indiana District Council Meeting

Fellow Members of Indy Metro Division Clubs & Service Leadership Programs: On behalf of my Key Club and CKI lieutenant governor counterparts, I hope you are planning to join us for our online Division Council Meeting this coming Wednesday, October 7th, from 5:30-6:30 pm. ALL KIWANIS CLUB, CKI and KEY CLUB MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE!

Since we will be celebrating on James Whitcomb Riley’s 171st birthday, the primary goal for this virtual GoToMeeting gathering will be to celebrate all things Riley! Our Indiana District has been supporting Riley Hospital for Children for 101 years, starting five years before they even opened their doors. Amber Miller, Associations and Radiothon Coordinator, Riley Children’s Foundation, and Susan Schwartz, Program Manager-Volunteer Resources with Riley Hoppital for Children at IU Health, will be joining us to provide an overview regarding the myriad of ways Kiwanis has supported their needs through the years. 

We are also going to be calling on a representative from each of our eight Kiwanis clubs, sharing quick updates and future plans. Of course, we also want to learn what’s going on with Key Clubs and CKI Clubs in our area…and will definitely celebrate the brand-new Park Tudor Key Club, which our Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club has offered to sponsor! 

Last, but certainly not least, it is high time you all kick me to the curb…so Governor Martyn Furnish will be presiding over the installation of our new Indy Metro Division Lieutenant Governor, Tina Siddle! For those of you who wish to contact her in the future, she may be reached at Tsiddle3@yahoo.com or (317) 563-6904. Tina is a second-generation Kiwanian, and I know that her parents, Ted and Elsie Siddle, and members of her North Indianapolis Club are mighty proud of her!

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/291486778

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (646) 749-3131
– One-touch: tel:+16467493131,,291486778#

Access Code: 291-486-778

We have organized this Division Council Meeting to be fun and informative. Frankly, now that most of our members are accustomed to zooming around, I’m hoping we can celebrate “All Things Riley” every October near JWR’s birthday! 

In closing, thanks to all Indy Metro Division members for allowing me to zoom onto so many of your club meeting calls, as well as letting me take part in your service projects, fundraising events and social gatherings. I’m so proud of how our club leaders have stayed in touch with all members, despite these troubling times…and know the officers who just took over last week will be counting on every member to help them navigate the way forward and seek new ways to meet the needs of kids and our community. And so long as you promise not to invoice me for membership dues, I plan on zooming around when time permits and stay in touch with so many fast friends I have made this past year! 

Please make every effort to join us for this special hour of Kiwanis fellowship this coming Wednesday evening! 

Brad B. Boyd

2019-20 Indy Metro Division Lieutenant Governor

Food Drive!!!!

Important Announcement!

We are having a huge food drive for The Pike Red Zone Food Pantry here in Indianapolis! Details are on flyer below. If you can’t be there to donate food or hygiene items and would like to make a donation of money–checks can be made out to: Pike High School and in the memo–food pantry. Those can be mailed to the attention of Bryce Kinder at Kiwanis International (same address as below). THANK YOU everyone for your support!

Raising Money For COVID-19

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Want to join us in supporting a good cause? We are raising money for the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, to support the most urgent needs of children, especially those related to COVID-19. And right now, every dollar donated on Facebook, up to $50,000 will be matched!

As you know, we serve kids around the world. Our Kiwanis Children’s Fund has received an overwhelming number of requests from clubs who need financial assistance to help children during the COVID-19 crisis—from providing food to hungry families to essential technology for students and so much more.

We are fundraising to help meet these urgent needs of children! If you would consider donating, I can assure you your gift will be put to good use.

CLICK HERE to go to our Facebook Fundraising Page to help out in any way you can!

Happy Birthday Justin!

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Wishing our upcoming 2019-2020 Club President

– Justin Underwood –

a very

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Service Is Joy!

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The Wonders Of The World…

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If I had influence with the good fairy… I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.

– Rachel Carson

A Huge Thank You!!

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Infinity Creations & Vintage Gallery

St. Elmo Steak House

Harry & Izzy’s

Jockamo Pizza

Ruby Tuesday Restaurant

Steak and Shake

Hooters

Craftworks Restaurants

Bottleman’s Basement Bargains

Kiwanis Rose Float

Jan’s Purple Butterfly

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The Postcard Dude

B & B’s Basement

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Stuvenirs

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If you are needing a GREAT platform for your Silent Auction Needs –  CLICK HERE

 

Our Silent Auction…IS NOW LIVE!

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We Are SOOOOO Excited and Happy to announce that our Silent Auction is NOW LIVE!!!

Just Click Here – KC Indy Silent Auction to See Everything We Have and to BID BID BID!!

This is our clubs FIRST major fund raiser and we are really hoping to raise some money to fund more projects that will allow us to help serve local kids in need…and kids around the world!

To learn more about our club…feel free to reach out to our Club President – René Booker – you can email her at rbooker@kiwanis.org

You can also check out our FACEBOOK PAGE or even our TWITTER account.

If you have any questions about the auction, please feel free to email René Booker or Scott Booker at scottbooker46268@gmail.com

THANK YOU so much for your support!!!

Silent Auction – UPDATE!

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TO SEE ALL THE AWESOME ITEMS TO BID ON….   CLICK HERE!

Make sure you scope out the items you want ahead of time!!  That way you can easily jump online when we are live and PLACE YOUR BIDS!

SO STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!

Thanks for your patience and understanding!